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Max Protein Active Green Tea Orange Bar contains protein blend 39% (soy nuggets, whey protein concentrate, calcium caseinate), dietary fiber 17% (Fructooligosacharide, chicory root fiber), dark compound no added sugar 12.5% (maltitol, edible vegetable oil, cocoa solids, milk solids, emulsifier (soy lecithin)), maltitol, almonds 9%, edible vegetable oil (high oleic sunflower oil), whole grain rolled oats 6%, orange preservative 6%, no added sugar, cranberries, humectant (glycerine), dried orange peel 2%, flax seeds, emulsifier (soy lecithin), binding agent (guar gum), soy protein isolate, tribasic calcium phosphate, salt, citric acid, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants (vitamin C), glutamine, amino acids and green tea extracts 100 mg (11.25% catechins).
The product mentions that it contains salt as an ingredient but doesn’t mention the exact amount of it on the food label. High sodium diets have been known to be the cause of high blood pressure, heart disease, etc. The recommended daily intake of salt is between 1-3 grams.
Catechins are found in cocoa, which, according to research has the highest content (108 mg/100 g) of catechins among foods analyzed. Cocoa catechins are under preliminary research for their potential to affect the risk of cardiovascular diseases. One research showed that increasing consumption of green tea and its catechins to seven cups per day provided a small reduction in prostate cancer. 
It contains edible vegetable oil- sunflower oil, certain vegetable oils contain very large amounts of biologically active fats called Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which could be harmful in excess as they damage the Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratios which are already compromised in most people. The product would have been better with oils with mono-unsaturated fats and medium chain triglycerides.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 8 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
This product is a safe snack for most people. The maltitol could cause gastric distress in some people but is generally harmless. As a protein supplementation product, this is safe and effective. 
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating : 7 (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
This is a wholesome protein-energy supplement for most people. 
Ingredients of concern in Max Protein Active Green Tea Orange Bar

  • Edible Vegetable Oil – Sunflower Oil
  • Salt

Edible Vegetable Oil- Sunflower Oil
Certain vegetable oils contain very large amounts of biologically active fats called Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which could be harmful in excess. Excess polyunsaturated fats may react with oxygen and oxidised Omega-6 fats can damage body functions and perhaps even vital structures like DNA. In addition, some people may be allergic to specific oils. Food allergies can sometimes be life threatening.
Salt
High sodium diets have been known to be the cause of high blood pressure, heart disease, etc. The recommended daily intake of salt is between 1-3 grams.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:

  • Protein blend 39% (soy nuggets, whey protein concentrate, calcium caseinate), 
  • Dietary fiber 17% (Fructooligosacharide, chicory root fiber), 
  • Dark compound no added sugar 12.5% (maltitol, edible vegetable oil, cocoa solids, milk solids, emulsifier (soy lecithin)), 
  • Maltitol, 
  • Almonds 9%, 
  • Whole grain rolled oats 6%, 
  • Orange preservative 6%, 
  • Cranberries, 
  • Humectant (glycerine), 
  • Dried orange peel 2%, 
  • Flax seeds, 
  • Emulsifier (soy lecithin), 
  • Binding agent (guar gum), 
  • Soy protein isolate, 
  • Tribasic calcium phosphate, 
  • Citric acid, 
  • Vitamins, 
  • Minerals, 
  • Antioxidants (vitamin C), 
  • Glutamine, 
  • Amino acids
  • Green tea extracts 100 mg (11.25% catechins).

 
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